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Hermann Terscht, MEP
Distinguished Fellow*

Hermann Tertsch del Valle-Lersundi is a member of the European Parliament for the VOX Political Party list. He is Vice President of the European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) parliamentary group, Vice President of the Europe Latin America (EuroLat) Parliamentary Assembly, and member of the Foreign Affairs (AFET) and Environment (ENVI) Commissions. He is also the President of the ECR EuroLat Policy Group.

Tertsch has spent his entire professional career as a political journalist and 2019 was the first time he ran for elections.

Dedicated with special attention to the cultural battle against Marxism and globalism and promoter of an anti-communist front against the Sao Paulo Forum and the Puebla Group, Tertsch has been appointed as a member of the board of trustees of the Disenso foundation that chairs Santiago Abascal. In addition, he has been appointed president of the Editorial Board of the Gaceta de la Iberosfera, the foundation’s newspaper.

Journalist born in Madrid in 1958 to an Austrian father and a Spanish mother, he is one of the references of the media in matters of national and international politics. Coming from the family journalistic company, the economic bulletin Spanish Economic News Service, began its journey in agency journalism in 1982 in the Vienna delegation of the EFE Agency, which covered all the capitals of the then Warsaw Pact beyond the Iron Curtain.

In 1985 he joined the newspaper El País in its international section, where months later he was appointed the newspaper’s correspondent in Bonn and Warsaw, covering the fall of all the communist regimes in Central and Eastern Europe and the explosion of the conflict in the Balkans. End of 1993 he was appointed deputy editor of the newspaper El País and head of the Ed-Op section. He was in charge of editorial comments and external contributions for the largest newspaper in Spain during for three years. From 1997 to 2007, he was special correspondent for this newspaper and travelled extensively in Europe, South and Central America, Middle East and Asia. In 2007 he left El País due to political disagreements.

Few months later, he was hired as a columnist and analyst for the newspaper ABC for which he frequently travelled for coverage of foreign relevant events and interviews. For two years, he combined this work with the post as director and editor of the late-night news show “Diario de la Noche” at Telemadrid, which became a political reference for the Spanish conservatives. After ceding the direction he continued with his political analysis editorials on the television station. He has worked as analyst, talk show fellow and commentator with all the main radio and television stations in Spain from SER, COPE, RNE, OndaCero to EsRadio, from CNN+, Tele5, Antena3, TVE to foreign stations.

He is author of several books, some essays, like “La Venganza de la historia”,” Libelo contra la secta” and “Días de ira” and some novels as “La Acuarela” and “Cita en Varsovia”.

He has given lectures throughout Europe. He has received numerous awards, among them the Cirilo Rodríguez, the Continent Prize for Journalism, the International Press Club Prize and the Europe Prize for Journalism of the European Parliament. He was awarded the Medals of the State Prize of Merit of the Austrian Republic and the Golden Cross of Merit of the State of Hungary.

*Honorary Distinguished Fellow